Friday, October 24, 2008

Married Life

Well, I just thought I'd update you (and me) on married life. It's great. Didn't know it would be this easy and fulfilling. Wow. There was life pre-married Smokie and life post-married Smokie. Pre was fun as hell and Post is fun and secure as hell.

Ladies, I don't like to brag - really, I don't, but since this is my blog...

I love my man. There is nothing like spending your life with a kind, understanding, thoughtful, God-fearing, sexy, strong, easy-going, smart (just when I think I'm smarter, he beats me in some trivia game or he's right when I just knew I was right - this happens close to ALWAYS), handsome, employed, GOOD black man. I'm loved, so very loved, and I definitely reciprocate the feeling.

Everything happens at the right time. I had no earthly idea that I'd meet the wonderful Bama *can't have it all* who came into my life only a year and a half ago. I always said I'd meet the One at the right time, but when I hit 34, I started to wonder. I didn't panic, but I did ask God, "What's up...?"

Was I too picky? Nah, of course not. I just knew that I needed a man who I could get along with 95% of the time. I was strong, soft, and secure in who I was. I was realistic about what I bought to the table. I didn't ask for a millionaire, or Prince Charming, but I knew I didn't want to spend my life in silence with some crazy man, or in resentment with some lazy man.

I knew I wanted a kind man who would cherish me and WORK. I knew we had to have the same morals and values to make a marriage thrive. I knew we had to be on the same page spiritually and mentally. I knew I wanted someone who I found attractive and strong. I knew I wanted to laugh with my man. I knew I wanted someone who I could totally be my goofy, ghetto, nerdy, opionated, sensitive self with. So I waited, and dated, and finally - thank you JESUS - I mated.

I love you, Bear.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

If I Were White

Before I start, I want you to know that, yes, I know Beyonce has 2 new songs, and 2 new videos. On a scale of one to ten, I give a 7 average for both songs. I love Bey, I'm a big fan, but there is still a song that I haven't heard - and want to hear - from Bey. I don't know what it is, but when I hear it, I'll let you know. "Single Ladies" is catchy and I can sing it to ex-boyfriends in my mind, but it's not good enough. The video is engaging though. Same analysis for "If I Were a Boy". That one might be a pop hit.

NOW. Since I've spoken on some kind of gossip... on to business. It's real hard to click on the gossip sites right now. There are way too many news sites and I am addicted to the political climate.


After seeing all of the racist and igNUT rants targeted at Barack, I had to really stop and evaluate who I am and how I would feel if I were a white person.

I criticize all races. I don't believe that "color doesn't matter", and I have always believed, in theory, that people are free to be as prejudiced as they want to be. I've never taken offense at the thought of racism. On the other hand, I have a hard time actually hearing and seeing blatant racism.

I live in the inner city of Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in America. Yes, there are horses, but I've never ridden one and neither have most people I know. I'm a city girl and for the most part I've never been around out-and-out vocal racists.

I have been called a nigga twice in my life. The first time: in the 4th grade after I called a white boy a honkie, and the second time: in Kentucky by a group of wild white men. Me, my mother, and an all male cast from a play she'd written had to stay in a motel in Kentucky overnight during the play's tour. When I left the room to get some ice, I was almost ambushed by drunken white men who chased me to our room while screaming racial slurs.

Luckily the guys were far away when the spotted me -- and I was back in that motel room before the men could reach me. I'm too cautious to get caught up if I can get just a second moment's notice.

Before we left the city, we were told "go back home, niggas" one last time. So I know racist white people exist. And, as long as they kept their hands to themselves, I thought that I really didn't care about racism.

I even wondered if I'd be a racist if I were white. Would I vote for Obama if I were white? Or, would I be scared of "the blacks" taking over everything? Would I be scared of losing my white supremacy? Would I be so greedy that I wouldn't want America to have a Black president? Would I be too suspicious of his last name and heritage? Would I think he were a Muslim? Would I be frightened that the first black president of America might outshine all of the previous white ones combined (sans Kennedy)? Would I be able to BaROCK the vote?

I might feel all of these things. I might be scared. But I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'd vote for Barack. I know that I'd see the difference between him and McCain and I'd be smart enough and thoughtful enough to roll with Barack. It's not about race. It's really not because if, right now, John F. Kennedy Jr. were running against Jesse Jackson or Larry Elder or Al Sharpton... I know John would get my vote. I'd choose the young, fresh, thoughtful, analytical, even-tempered, handsome white guy.

I'm not worried about white people pulling a fast one on us and sending McCain to the White House. I honesty don't think white people are that dumb. I don't think progressive white people are that dumb.

And we better be ready for it all. Barack's campaign is sending the worst of the worst the forefront. If this Black man (at this point his racial make up is more than a little moot) is sworn into the Presidential office, some black men in America will be killed. Blacks who have never been called a nigga will probably hear it in their direction for the first time. There will be a back lash, unfortunately. But there will be so much good to counteract the bad.

This time in America will be a deep exposing, and subsesqent scrubbing, of all of the unspoken, vile grime of racism in America. We won't be able to wipe it all way, but a Black president, on front street will put us on a much more level playing field. Unless you are a white person deep in the hills with no contact with the outside world, you will get to know black folks while you are observing President Obama. He has the intelligence, the cool, decency, family values, and the standard big-booty-but-not-so-pretty black wife by his side. He's a black, black man.

If white folks liked hip hop, they're gonna LOVE this. And if they don't, we damn sure will.

Monday, October 6, 2008

I Don’t Like that B-tch

VP Debate on SNL

I love women as a whole. I’m even working on a book for women; but, I can’t stand that Sarah Palin. I tried to like Sarah. I tried to feel some kind of connection to her based on her being a hard working woman with goals if nothing else. Of course, she and McCain wouldn’t get my vote, but I wanted to be able to say, “I don’t agree with your policies, but you Go Girl!”

Never mind.

Sarah Palin is an embarrassment to strong, intelligent women everywhere.

She winked in the Vice Presidential debate. Can we all agree that a presidential debate is that one place where winking and blowing kisses is not appropriate? We can wear jeans in church now, but I don’t think it will ever be appropriate to damn near flash your tits and hoola hoop in a VP debate.

She’s cold and hides her emotions even better than Hillary. Come on, we knew when Hillary was mad. That jaw would tighten and she’d get that fake Joker smile. But we could always see the big “Fuck You” in Hillary’s mind. Not Sarah. Every situation gets a smile, wink, or “betcha”.

I can’t trust that that kid is really hers.
And if he is, why does she hold him like she’s his grandmother? Where are her priorities? If she really did have Trig, why did she fly around the country after her water broke? Exactly how much Down’s Syndrome did the b-tch want the baby to have??? (bless my soul)

According to the National Enquirer, Gov. Palin may have also had an affair. Hey, they were right about John Edwards. Not that I hold everyone to this supreme moral code, but Palin has a lot of questionable things going on in her life: a pregnant teenager who may have been on drugs and alcohol (and a slut); a Troopergate investigation underway that she doesn’t want to cooperate with; a habit of batting her eyes and winking in interviews, etc.

Sarah Palin seems wild, untrustworthy, unstable, and dangerous to “the American people”. (Say it in her voice.) This is the kind of bitch who’d get in office and find a way to bring slavery back. She'd find a way to support it with scripture too. I know it’s far-fetched, but if she could, she would.

I don’t know if that’s her kid or not. Yes. It needed to be mentioned twice. If Sarah is lying about this she is CRAZY. Her don’t-look-pregnant-no-more-daughter, Bristol, always looks like she’s on the verge of exploding and revealing all the family secrets in a blaze of red neck cuss words anyway, so it shouldn’t be long until we find out the real.

Now, Sarah is focusing on tearing Barack down. Her first smear attack is connecting him to Ayers, a business associate and I suspect, a friend, who committed terrorist acts when Obama was 8 years old. To be honest, Obama’s age during Ayers’ terrorist years doesn’t soothe my mind from wondering about their current ties. But, really, who cares about that. The man is trying to get the country on track -- Obama ’08. Sarah Palin is the devil.

Obama calls attacks on him 'out of touch'

Obama fires back at McCain ads.

McCain and Keating 5

Pushing back against what it calls McCain's "guilt-by-association" tactics, the Obama campaign is e-mailing millions of supporters a link to a website,, which will have a 13-minute documentary on the scandal beginning at noon Eastern time on Monday. The overnight e-mails urge recipients to pass the link on to friends.

Read about it. Betcha didn't know...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Charges Fit, Did Not Acquit

It’s a sad day in the Simpson household. After 13 years of freedom, OJ Simpson was found guilty on all 12 counts in his armed robbery and kidnapping case.

He was convicted of an armed robbery that happened on Sept. 13 and was found guilty on the 13th anniversary of his Los Angeles murder acquittal. The Las Vegas jury deliberated for 13 hours after a 13-day trial.

And then, as only the sobs of Simpson's sister broke the silence late Friday, the lights went out.Court marshals flipped on flashlights and shouted for everyone to stay seated. Only the judge knew what had happened. It was 11 p.m. and the courthouse lights had shut down automatically.

"Timed out," Judge Jackie Glass said in a fitting epitaph for the story of O.J. Simpson, which has long haunted America.

Poor OJ. Well, at least he had 13 years o’ fun. Payback is a mother huh?

I’ve always said that you can tell what kind of person you’re dealing with by their answer to the question, Did OJ do it? Yes = thinking person with good judement. No = In denial or a little bit dumb. He didn't do it, but he knows who did = Don’t like to take chances and cover their asses at all costs. Dumb too.

Timeline of OJ Simpson’s Vegas Misadventure

OJ Simpson faces life behind bars because jury was 'on payback mission for Nicole Brown murders'

Basically, OJ Simpson, 61, might spend the rest of his life behind bars behind a six-minute scuffle with two sports memorabilia dealers last year at a Los Vegas casino hotel.

Damn. Life sucks, don’t it OJ? Sentencing will begin Dec. 5.